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SDRL - Seadrill Limited Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

August 27, 2014

Highlights   ·       Seadrill Limited reports second quarter 2014 EBITDA* of US$641 million   ·       The Seadrill Group* on a consolidated basis reports record EBITDA of US$865 million   ·       Seadrill Limited reports second quarter 2014 net income of US$653 million and earnings per share of $1.29   ·       Seadrill Limited maintains quarterly dividend at US$1 per share   ·       Seadrill Group on a consolidated basis maintains orderbacklog of approximately US$20 billion   ·       Seadrill secures contracts for the jack-up units West Tucana, West Telesto, West Ariel, and West Prospero and extends contract for the West Mischief.  The total revenue potential for the new contracts is approximately US$433 million.   ·       Seadrill sells 230 million shares of SapuraKencana raising approximately US$300 million in proceeds.   ·       Seadrill Partners completes US$1.1 billion add-on term loan B   ·       North Atlantic Drilling announces extensive Investment and Co- operation Agreement with Rosneft to partner in the Russian market.   ·       Seadrill secures a contract with Total for employment of the West Jupiter.  The contract is for a firm period of 5 years and has a total revenue potential for the primary contract term of approximately US$1.1 billion inclusive of mobilization. Subsequent events   ·       Seadrill and SapuraKencana's Joint Venture commenced operations of its first pipe-laying support vessel for Petrobras.  The contract is for a period of five years with an extension option for an additional five years. Total revenue potential for the firm contract period is estimated at US$445 million.   ·       Seadrill receives a commitment for a US$1.35 billion credit facility to refinance the credit facilities secured by the West Pegasus, West Gemini, and West Orion.   ·       Seadrill completes voluntary exchange offer for US$650mm convertible bond   ·       Seadrill sells an additional 28% interest in Seadrill Operating LP to Seadrill Partners for approximately $373 million   ·       North Atlantic Drilling secures 5 contracts with Rosneft commencing in Russian waters from 2015 through 2017 with a total revenue potential for the primary contract term of US$4.1 billion.   ·       Seadrill secures a contract with ExxonMobil for employment of the West Saturn.  The contract is for a firm period of two years plus a one year option and has a total revenue potential for the primary contract term of approximately US$497 million, inclusive of mobilization.   ·       North Atlantic Drilling enters into agreement to acquire a significant portion of Rosneft's land drilling fleet in Russia.  Rosneft will receive a 30% ownership stake in NADL.   ·       Seadrill completes US$1.5 billion ECA facility to finance the West Saturn, West Neptune, and West Jupiter. * EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization equal to operating profit plus depreciation and amortization. * Seadrill Group defined as all companies currently consolidated or formerly consolidated into Seadrill Limited Financial information Second quarter 2014 results Revenues for the second quarter of 2014 were US$1,222 million compared to US$1,221 million in the first quarter of 2014. Operating profit for the quarter was US$476 million compared to US$890 million in the preceding quarter. The decrease is primarily due to inclusion of the gain on sale of the West Auriga sale of US$440 million in first quarter results. Net financial and other items for the quarter showed a gain of US$71 million compared to a gain of US$2,239 million in the previous quarter. The gain is primarily related to the sale of SapuraKencana shares and income received from Seadrill Partners of US$59 million, partially offset by a loss from Archer of US$5 million and a loss on derivative positions of US$95 million. Income taxes for the second quarter were (US$106 million), a decrease of US$141 million from the previous quarter.  The overall tax benefit for the quarter is primarily due to the release of a reserve following the resolution of uncertain tax positions. Net income for the quarter was US$653 million representing basic and diluted earnings per share of $1.29 and $1.24, respectively. Balance sheet As of June 30, 2014, total assets were US$26,604 million, a decrease of US$887 million compared to the previous quarter. Total current assets decreased to US$3,185 million from US$4,031 million over the course of the quarter, primarily driven by a decrease in cash and decrease in related party receivables from Seadrill Partners resulting from the refinancing of debt by Seadrill Partners. Total non-current assets decreased to US$23,419 million from US$23,460 million primarily due to a decrease in non-current related party receivables from Seadrill Partners resulting from the refinancing of debt by Seadrill Partners offset by overall increases in newbuildings and drilling units. Total current liabilities decreased to US$4,103 million from US$4,394 million largely due to a decrease in short term debt to related party as a result of settlement of balances with Seadrill Partners and a reduction in other current liabilities. Long-term interest bearing debt decreased to US$10,025 million from US$10,728 million over the course of the quarter and total net interest bearing debt decreased to US$12,205 million from US$12,277 million.  The decrease is primarily due to the repayment of third party debt related to Seadrill Partners rigs which was refinanced by Seadrill Partners and normal quarterly installments. Total equity increased to US$10,747 million from US$10,673 million as of June 30, 2014, primarily driven by net income for the quarter and offset by dividends paid. Cash flow As of June 30, 2014, cash and cash equivalents were US$543 million, a decrease of US$369 million compared to the previous quarter. Net cash provided by operating activities for the six month period ended June 30, 2014 was US$881 million and net cash provided by investing activities for the same period was US$1,100 million.  Net cash used in financing activities was US$2,165 million. This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. Fleet Status Report: http://hugin.info/135817/R/1851370/646654.pdf 2nd Quarter 2014 Results: http://hugin.info/135817/R/1851370/646653.pdf This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Seadrill Limited via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1851370]


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